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Father Gets Tattoo to Match Daughter's Cochlear Implant

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This dad will stop at nothing to make his daughter feel included.

Alistair Campbell, from Taupo, New Zealand, got a tattoo on the left side of his head to match his daughter’s cochlear implant, the New Zealand Herald reported. He didn’t want her to feel like the odd one out.

Charlotte, 6, had her first implant put in at the age of 4 in 2013, and has just recently had her second one put in. Campbell has no other tattoos, but wanted to show Charlotte that he could go through a little bit of pain for her.

The tattoo was a tribute — this was all about her, not me,” Campbell told Stuff, a New Zealand media site. “As she grows older, she’ll understand the love behind it.”

Campbell had it done on Tuesday, August 3, the day before Charlotte had the second implant inserted.


When Charlotte saw the tattoo, she giggled, touched it and told him it was “cool,” the New Zealand Harold reported.

Campbell says he plans to grow his hair back over the tattoo but shave it off again for special occasions or when his daughter wants to see it.

h/t Reddit Uplifting 

Originally published: August 6, 2015
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